It will probably take two to three months for scientists to calculate and release the exact height of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, said China's Ministry of Natural Resources on Wednesday.
Xuelong 2, China's first domestically built polar icebreaker, has been in a shipyard for maintenance after its first Antarctica expedition, preparing for future sea trials and scientific research to the Arctic region.
A research team at Tsinghua University has developed a self-serve coronavirus testing device that can show results within 30 minutes, according to a report in Beijing News on Wednesday.
Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, plans to build 3,800 5G base stations by the end of 2020, which will form the initial 5G network architecture and provide the basic conditions for 5G commercial use in the region.
Planning for 25 to 30 level 3 biosafety laboratories is underway in Guangdong province as the COVID-19 pandemic amplifies the need for such facilities, a national legislator said.
The development of the C919 narrow-body twinjet airliner is progressing as planned and in an orderly manner, said Wu Guanghui, National People's Congress (NPC) deputy and chief designer of the aircraft, on Tuesday.
The government has more room to put precise policies in place to advance strategic emerging industries and cutting-edge technologies, as they will enhance China's industrial and supply chain strength.
Two NASA astronauts will fly on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, the first launch of American astronauts on an American rocket from American soil since 2011.
The vice-president of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei says he is happy to discuss any security concerns with British officials amid reports Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans a u-turn on his decision to allow the company a role in building the United Kingdom's 5G mobile phone network.
China's manned submersible for 10,000-meter deep sea exploration is expected to visit the 11,000-meter Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the ocean in the world.
China has released a database of its national annual species checklist to facilitate biodiversity research and conservation, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Monday.
A deep-sea manned submersible capable of 10,000-meter dives will explore Challenger Deep, the furthest Mariana Trench extremity situated in the Pacific this year, according to China State Shipbuilding.
The labs, designated P3, are just one notch below P4, the highest biosafety level, which is used for diagnostic work and research on highly virulent and easily transmitted deadly pathogens, such as Ebola virus.
Chinese vaccine company Cansino Biologics says its phase-one human trials have found the company's COVID-19 vaccine candidate generated an immune response against Covid-19, and there is sufficient evidence to encourage further study.
China expected to have about 150 million 5G mobile subscribers by the end of this year, as the nation scrambles to accelerate construction of new infrastructure, including 5G base stations.
In a study of the fruit fly, researchers at the Northwestern University (NU) have identified a "thermometer" circuit of neurons that relays information about external cold temperature from the fly antenna to the higher brain, which may explain why it is hard for both flies and humans to wake up in the morning in winter.
The Australian government's coronavirus tracing app has hit six million downloads, announced Greg Hunt, the Minister for Health, and Stuart Robert, the Minister for Government Services on Sunday, describing the COVIDSafe app as "world-leading."
The first COVID-19 vaccine to undergo a clinical trial in China has been found to be safe and able to generate an immune response against the novel coronavirus in humans, based on the results of a preliminary trial, according to research published on Friday night in the medical journal The Lancet.
China's fuel oil production saw robust growth in April, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics.
China's digital economy has gained growth momentum from QR code technology amid the COVID-19 epidemic, an industry report showed.
AR500C, China's first unmanned helicopter for plateau regions, has completed its maiden flight recently in the eastern province of Jiangxi, sources with the developer said.
Huawei took the lead in China's 5G smartphone market in the first quarter of 2020, the company said at its 2020 Global Analyst Summit.
China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has offered services to more countries and sectors, said a white paper setting out the country's satellite navigation industry development.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledged it had mixed together results from COVID-19 viral and antibody tests on its website, according to U.S. media reports.
A Chinese lawmaker has suggested improving the country's medical science capacity to prevent epidemics at this year's Two Sessions. Dr. Ding Lieming, chairman of Betta Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, has been a deputy to the National People's Congress for seven years. He said that the science sector should be more involved in dealing with public health emergencies.
Aviation Industry Corp of China, the State-owned aviation conglomerate, announced on Saturday that it plans to start sea-based flight tests of its AG600 seaplane in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, in the second half of this year.
Bypassing clinical trials of a potential vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, would be "catastrophic," said an editorial published on Science Advances on Friday.
Hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a "game changer" to treat COVID-19 patients, has been linked to an increased risk of death and serious heart problems, a study published on Friday in the medical journal The Lancet showed.
China should speed up efforts to build world-leading new artificial intelligence infrastructure and smart transportation systems that use cutting-edge technologies such as AI and 5G, said Robin Li, chairman and CEO of leading Chinese search engine Baidu Inc.
China's first technology experiment satellite for low-orbit broadband communication has completed more than 180 communication tests and generated fruitful results, according to its developer Friday.